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Model jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Mycerinus
2490–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, I 322, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.7 x 2.4 cm (1 7/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.704

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fine-grained, wavy-lined, flat-bottomed, model cylinder jar, drilled with borer, and a piece missing from rim.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, MVT I 322. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition